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|Banned Books Week 2012|
Banned Books Week 2012
Eight organizations were recipients of 2012 Krug Fund Banned Books Week $1,000 Event Grants!
Read more about their grants in our press release.
A compilation video from 2012 Krug Fund grant recipients is viewable here.
Additional videos and descriptions of the grant-winning project can be found on the Krug Fund Banned Books Week Grants page.
In commemoration of "30 years of liberating literature," the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom created a timeline of significant book challenges from each year.
FTRF was a National Promotional Partner of AASL's Banned Websites Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 3.
2012 Banned Books Week also featured the second annual Virtual Read-Out.
Two of the 2012 Krug Fund recipients subsequently received $10,000 John Cotton Dana awards for excellence in promotion of library services. Congratulations to Cal Poly's Kennedy Library and Lawrence Public Library!
• City Lit Theater Company, for "Books on the Chopping Block,” a week-long series of staged readings at Chicago-area public libraries of the previous year’s 10 most frequently challenged books as determined by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.
• Friends of the Talkeetna (Alaska) Public Library, in support of the Second Annual Great Talkeetna Festival of Books. Unfortunately, much of the festival was cancelled due to a flood. However, the adult and children's poster competitions were successful.
• Judith’s Reading Room, for "Freedom Through Literature,” a three-pronged media and event campaign highlighting 30 years of banned books. Each Judith’s Reading Room library was to feature banned books and Banned Books Week posters. Keynote events, including flash mobs and featured speakers, will take place at Lafayette College and Villanova University in Pennsylvania and at the University of Southern California.
• St. Catharine College (Ky.), for a cook-out, chalk drawings and their fifth annual, three-day-long Banned Books Week Read-Out.